Rev. Lloyd Lyness Wark, B.A. B.D. M.Div.(1926-2019)
Lyness Wark passed into eternity on April 10, 2019, after a transformational challenge of living and dying with cancer. He grew up on the family farm of his parents, Heber and Olive Wark in Port Elgin, ON., with siblings, Joe, David, Clare, Shirley, and Marylou. Lyness met Helen White of Spring Bay, ON while they were students at Emmanuel Bible College. They married and shared 66 happy years together until Helen died in December 2015, having raised five children, Gloria, Gwendolyn, Gavin, Fay and Evangeline. Lyness and Helen were also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Lyness’s remarkable career spanned a wide range of service including factory worker, college and university professor, Principal of Emmanuel Bible College, pastor, counsellor, palliative care instructor, and Supervisor for Family & Children’s Services of Bruce County, ON. Lyness and Helen settled in Providence Bay, ON in their retirement, where they continued to serve their community in many ways (Providence Bay Seniors Club, Meals on Wheels, palliative care volunteer, men’s breakfast server) until the time of their deaths.
Lyness will be remembered among other things, as a consummate gardener, a compassionate listener, an engaging teacher and story teller, a loving husband, father and grandfather, and one who was always willing to lend a hand wherever needed.
He pastored at Palmerston EMC in the late 50’s, Evangel EMC in Kitchener in the early to mid sixties, and more recently carried the Salem EMC Congregation in Spring Bay, ON to its closing.
A funeral service will be held for Lyness at the Missionary Church in Mindemoya, ON on April 13, at 1:30 pm.
The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the funeral.